Institute Director Mairi Spowage is joined by colleagues David Eiser and Emma Congreve to discuss the main highlights from the Scottish Budget presented yesterday.
(00:37) Main reflections on the Budget
(03:22) Key tax announcements
(09:15) Announcements – or not – on council tax
(12:03) Social care spending increases starting to come through
(13:45) Scottish child payment & child poverty measures
(15:40) Local Government Funding impacts
Mairi is the Director of the Fraser of Allander Institute. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief Executive of the Scottish Fiscal Commission and the Head of National Accounts at the Scottish Government and has over a decade of experience working in different areas of statistics and analysis.
Emma is Deputy Director and Senior Knowledge Exchange Fellow at the Fraser of Allander Institute